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Pinky Hargrave

William McKinley Hargrave

Positions: Catcher and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: January 31, 1896 in New Haven, IN (All Transactions)
Debut: May 18, 1923 (Age 27.107, 5,273rd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1925 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Browns/Braves/Senators 1923-1933

Last Game: September 23, 1933 (Age 37.235)
Died: October 3, 1942 in Fort Wayne, IN
Buried: Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne, IN
Relatives: Brother of Bubbles Hargrave
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1923 27 WSH AL 33 62 59 4 17 2 0 0 8 0 0 2 6 .288 .311 .322 .634 70 19 0 1 /527O
1924 28 WSH AL 24 36 33 3 5 1 1 0 5 0 0 1 4 .152 .176 .242 .419 8 8 0 1 /2
1925 29 TOT AL 72 250 231 34 67 15 2 8 43 2 0 14 15 .290 .333 .476 .810 100 110 1 2 2
1925 29 WSH AL 5 7 6 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .500 .571 .500 1.071 176 3 0 0 /2
1925 29 SLB AL 67 243 225 34 64 15 2 8 43 2 0 13 13 .284 .326 .476 .802 97 107 1 2 2
1926 30 SLB AL 92 256 235 20 66 16 3 7 40 3 0 10 38 .281 .319 .464 .782 99 109 3 8 2
1928 32 DET AL 121 359 320 38 88 13 5 10 63 4 1 32 28 .275 .343 .441 .783 103 141 1 6 2
1929 33 DET AL 76 210 185 26 61 12 0 3 26 2 2 20 24 .330 .401 .443 .844 117 82 2 3 2
1930 34 TOT AL 65 197 168 21 45 10 2 6 25 3 0 23 13 .268 .359 .458 .818 104 77 1 4 2
1930 34 DET AL 55 162 137 18 39 8 0 5 18 2 0 20 12 .285 .380 .453 .832 108 62 1 3 2
1930 34 WSH AL 10 35 31 3 6 2 2 1 7 1 0 3 1 .194 .265 .484 .749 84 15 0 1 /2
1931 35 WSH AL 40 90 80 6 26 8 0 1 19 1 0 9 12 .325 .393 .463 .856 123 37 0 0 2
1932 36 BSN NL 82 245 217 20 57 14 3 4 33 1 24 18 .263 .336 .410 .746 103 89 0 3 2
1933 37 BSN NL 45 80 73 5 13 0 0 0 6 1 5 7 .178 .241 .178 .419 25 13 2 1 1 2
10 Yrs 650 1785 1601 177 445 91 16 39 268 17 3 140 165 .278 .339 .428 .767 98 685 2 9 29
162 Game Avg. 162 445 399 44 111 23 4 10 67 4 35 41 .278 .339 .428 .767 98 171 2 7
WSH (5 yrs) 112 230 209 16 57 13 3 2 39 2 0 16 25 .273 .324 .392 .717 87 82 0 3
DET (3 yrs) 252 731 642 82 188 33 5 18 107 8 3 72 64 .293 .368 .444 .812 108 285 4 12
BSN (2 yrs) 127 325 290 25 70 14 3 4 39 2 29 25 .241 .313 .352 .664 85 102 2 1 4
SLB (2 yrs) 159 499 460 54 130 31 5 15 83 5 0 23 51 .283 .322 .470 .792 98 216 4 10
AL (8 yrs) 523 1460 1311 152 375 77 13 35 229 15 3 111 140 .286 .345 .445 .790 101 583 8 25
NL (2 yrs) 127 325 290 25 70 14 3 4 39 2 29 25 .241 .313 .352 .664 85 102 2 1 4

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1923 27 WSH AL 33 62 -2 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 2 0 0.0 .494 .499 0.0 0.0 0 $2,400 /527O
1924 28 WSH AL 24 36 -5 0 0 0 0 -5 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .481 .497 -0.3 0.0 -3 $2,800 /2
1925 29 WSH AL 5 7 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .515 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $3,200 /2
1925 29 SLB AL 67 243 -3 1 0 -2 2 -2 -0.1 9 8 0.8 .498 .499 0.9 0.0 10 2
1926 30 SLB AL 92 256 -3 1 0 1 2 1 0.1 10 11 1.1 .501 .501 1.0 0.3 10 $4,500 2
1928 32 DET AL 121 359 1 1 0 0 3 4 0.5 13 18 1.8 .504 .503 1.8 0.3 18 $6,000 2
1929 33 DET AL 76 210 5 -0 0 0 2 7 0.6 8 15 1.4 .508 .504 1.4 0.2 15 $6,500 2
1930 34 DET AL 55 162 2 1 0 0 1 4 0.4 6 10 1.0 .507 .502 1.0 0.1 10 2
1930 34 WSH AL 10 35 -1 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 1 2 0.2 .504 .500 0.1 0.1 1 /2
1931 35 WSH AL 40 90 3 0 0 0 1 4 0.4 3 7 0.7 .509 .502 0.7 0.1 7 2
1932 36 BSN NL 82 245 1 0 0 0 2 4 0.3 8 11 1.1 .504 .502 1.1 0.2 11 2
1933 37 BSN NL 45 80 -6 -0 0 0 1 -6 -0.7 2 -3 -0.4 .486 .496 -0.4 0.1 -3 2
10 Seasons 650 1785 -7 4 0 0 14 12 1.0 65 77 7.5 .502 .501 7.5 1.4 77 $25,400
WSH (5 yrs) 112 230 -5 1 0 1 2 -2 -0.2 9 7 0.7 .498 .500 0.6 0.3 6 $8,400
DET (3 yrs) 252 731 8 2 0 0 6 16 1.5 27 43 4.3 .506 .503 4.2 0.6 43 $12,500
BSN (2 yrs) 127 325 -5 -0 0 0 3 -2 -0.3 10 8 0.7 .498 .500 0.8 0.3 8
SLB (2 yrs) 159 499 -5 2 0 -1 4 -0 -0.0 19 19 1.9 .500 .500 1.9 0.3 19 $4,500

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1923 WSH AL 27 3B 8 5 5 12 6 5 1 1 .917 1.38 .945 3.45
1923 WSH AL 27 C 5 0 0 17 12 4 1 1 .941 3.20 .975 4.82 0 2 1 33% 45%
1923 WSH AL 27 LF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.40
1923 WSH AL 27 OF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 2.40
1924 WSH AL 28 C 8 3 3 19 17 2 0 0 1.000 2.38 .972 4.61 0 0 1 100% 44%
1925 TOT AL 29 C 63 54 52 267 217 45 5 4 .981 4.16 .977 4.60 9 46 30 39% 45%
1925 WSH AL 29 C 1 1 1 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 7.00 .977 4.60 0 3 1 25% 45%
1925 SLB AL 29 C 62 53 51 260 211 44 5 4 .981 4.11 .977 4.60 9 43 29 40% 45%
1926 SLB AL 30 C 58 52 46 220 165 50 5 7 .977 3.71 .979 4.66 4 27 26 49% 43%
1928 DET AL 32 C 88 72 68 344 301 35 8 5 .977 3.82 .976 4.71 6 42 23 35% 41%
1929 DET AL 33 C 48 41 40 219 175 38 6 7 .973 4.44 .976 4.69 5 33 27 45% 44%
1930 TOT AL 34 C 49 42 36 235 214 18 3 6 .987 4.73 .984 4.88 3 37 15 29% 42%
1930 DET AL 34 C 40 34 28 192 175 14 3 3 .984 4.73 .984 4.88 3 31 12 28% 42%
1930 WSH AL 34 C 9 8 8 43 39 4 0 3 1.000 4.78 .984 4.88 0 6 3 33% 42%
1931 WSH AL 35 C 25 10 9 89 79 8 2 1 .978 3.48 .981 4.92 1 20 5 20% 42%
1932 BSN NL 36 C 73 58 51 253 206 39 8 4 .968 3.36 .979 4.66 1 16 18 53% 44%
1933 BSN NL 37 C 25 14 14 69 59 7 3 3 .957 2.64 .982 4.35 1 5 3 38% 46%
10 Seasons C 442 346 319 1732 1445 246 41 38 .976 3.83 .979 4.69 30 228 149 40% 43%
1 Season 3B 8 5 5 12 6 5 1 1 .917 1.38 .945 3.45
1 Season LF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.40
1 Season OF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 2.40
10 Seasons TOT 451 351 324 1745 1452 251 42 39 .976 3.78 .978 4.66 30 228 149 40% 43%
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

AB per HR s c a p y
1928 AL  32.0 (6th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1928 AL  88 (4th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1928 AL  301 (5th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1928 AL  8 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1926 AL  7 (5th)
1930 AL  6 (4th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1925 AL  9 (2nd)
1928 AL  6 (4th)
1929 AL  5 (4th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1930 AL  37 (4th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1926 AL  49.1 (3rd)
1932 NL  52.9 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1925 AL  4.16 (5th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1928 AL  .977 (3rd)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 8 (1841), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (206th), 7.5 career WAR/8.2 7yr-peak WAR/7.8 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1923 27 Washington Senators $2,400 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1924 28 Washington Senators $2,800 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1925 29 Washington Senators $3,200 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts WSH/SLB
1926 30 St. Louis Browns $4,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1928 32 Detroit Tigers $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1929 33 Detroit Tigers $6,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$25,400
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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Name and misspellings: William McKinley Pinky Hargrave

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